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Showdown! Pitmasters’ best BBQ spareribs

Who’s got the best ribs? TODAY brought together some of the best pitmasters from around the country to have a spareribs showdown. Check out the restaurant recipes from Chris Lilly, author of “Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ Book,” Kenny Callaghan, pitmaster at NYC’s Blue Smoke, and Ed Mitchell from The Pit in Raleigh, N.C.
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Who’s got the best ribs? TODAY brought together some of the best pitmasters from around the country to have a spareribs showdown. Check out the restaurant recipes from Chris Lilly, author of “Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ Book,” Kenny Callaghan, pitmaster at NYC’s Blue Smoke, and Ed Mitchell from The Pit in Raleigh, N.C.

Black pepper beef ribs

Kenny Callaghan, Blue Smoke, NYC

Carolina style rib recipe

Ed Mitchell, The Pit in Raleigh, N.C.